Exposed

In 1982, I had the opportunity to work directly on a feature film as a technical advisor, and I jumped at it. The film was James Toback’s Exposed, starring Rudolf Nureyev and Nastassja Kinski, playing a model and the actor Ian McShane playing Greg Miller, a fashion photographer (modelled after me).

A most direct introduction to filmmaking had me seduced.

Part of this experience was taking photos, a series of images of Natassja used in an exhibition of the photographer’s work. They were the most liberating sessions. No constraints. These narrative images represented many aspects of what I wanted to achieve in the fashion world. They remain for me a symbolic reflection of my time as a fashion photographer. They certainly influenced many of my subsequent sessions.

Also seduced by the name EXPOSED, I subsequently used it for a title of one of my books that reflects on my photography aspects over the years.

revenge

tied

masked

mirror

contemplation

wigg

camera

exposed

stairwell

dream

the face

Nastashia blindfold

Nastashia

Nastassja Kinski 1983